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IOActive Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
20 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Security Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at IOActive full-time

    Pros

    Tons of Opportunities to grow. let me first say this is not a company that will hold your hand as your go through the process of building your career, but everything is there for the taking. There are tons of smart people and lots of resources, a large variety of work, and opportunities to even travel like crazy if that is your thing. If you can take responsibility for your own career then this is a perfect environment to help you grow or to set you up working with the top people and clients.
    There is a place for everyone in terms of company culture and outside of work life. If you like to party there's a strong party scene, even if you like to kick back or have a quiet evening there are opportunities. I personally tried out both, I found a deal of encouragement, brotherhood, and friendship working at IOA.

    Cons

    There are a lot of strong personalities and different structures within IOA that initially seemed a bit unstructured.
    However, I quickly realized sitting around and doing nothing got me no where, reaching out, connecting and asking for things got me everywhere.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IOActive full-time

    Pros

    Outstanding company! Progressive!! Work Hard/Play Hard mentality! Well focused management! Strong goals, stronger ethics!! Everyone always will to help and assist if you ask. Strong availability for growth within the company as it is getting bigger!! Gartner recognition!!

    Cons

    Those that are not willing to ask for assistance or help do not get it. Looking for adults that are professionals and have the attitude to do what it takes to win and be the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire what YOU perceive to be the best!

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  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loving it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at IOActive full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    So far I'm really enjoying my time here. I get to do interesting projects for interesting clients. Finally getting stamps in my passport going to fun places. The training has been great. Can't wait to try out new skills in the lab!

    Cons

    Consulting isn't always easy and IOActive is definitely fast-paced but I think that just makes it more fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really enjoy the team meetings and trips. More of those please.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun and challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at IOActive full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    We get to do what we love every day. I love the new office and it's a great way for everyone to work together. Makes us feel much more like a team. The consulting gigs are always challenging and the research projects really push my skill set. Getting to travel and work with smart people is my dream job come true.

    Cons

    I wish I could spend more time with other pirates. But the team trips are great and always inspire me to try new things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More great pirates please!

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    Positive Outlook
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  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best company in the world

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Security Consultant in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Senior Security Consultant in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    I have been working at IOActive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    IOActive is definitely a hard core company. The research makes it really fun and hard. Lots of fun travel and cool people to work with. And we get to be pirates. They bring us together a few times a year so you make a lot of friends, break cool technology and have fun. This company is different than any other in the world.

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say about working at IOActive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know how they do it so just keep doing what you're doing!

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  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Security Consultant in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Senior Security Consultant in Cairo (Egypt)

    I have been working at IOActive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I left a job in IT to work in IOAcitve. Now I'm finally getting paid to do what I love. The gigs are fun and I get to travel around the world. Sometimes it is hard to go back home as now I have had a taste of other lives.

    The company has given me the chance to meet people I knew online for years. Now I know them in person too!

    Our captain is great. I don't think she ever sleeps!

    Cons

    I always want to do more and learn more but not enough hours in the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I share my research ideas often. Cesar always has great feedback and helps me create new projects.

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  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager

    I have been working at IOActive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I look forward to work every day. The team really rallies behind all the sales and marketing efforts. They never make me feel stupid even as I learn the technology. I love my clients and I enjoy all the new challenges they provide. Plus as a sales person getting to be involved in the project delivery makes it the best job ever!

    Cons

    Always juggling a lot of balls so never enough time in the day but it's all pressure I put on myself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    World domination. Bring it on!

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  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Totally cool experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Security Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Security Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at IOActive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Chris Valasek teaching me to hack cars, Michael Milvich teaching me to reverse engineer, Mike Davis teaching me hardware hacking. Ruben Santamarta letting me help on his research. My mind is blown daily here.

    Cons

    I wish we could all be together more often but they arrange as many trips as possible. I look forward to them every time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We're always reminded that we're a meritocracy. I share my ideas all the time.

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    Positive Outlook
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  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Can't imagine working anywhere else

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Security Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Security Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at IOActive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Things are always interesting. I get to work on lots of projects with lots of different people. Jennifer is great inspiration and so easy to work with. She definitely understands us geeks. Cesar and Gunter make sure we have lots of research opportunity. The sales team makes sure to sell engagements we want to work on. Even on bad days, can't imagine working anywhere else.

    Cons

    So many new things to try, so little time. I am tackling hardware hacking, control systems, client stuff! It's hard to know what to try first sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing. It just gets better every year.

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  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at IOActive full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can express your own ideas and manager your time.

    Cons

    Some projects are not assigned based on the skills of the people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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